Rules, Regulations & Policies

All programs are offered to Townsend Residents on a first come, first serve basis. Townsend Recreation Commission reserves the right to cancel or consolidate any program/class/event that does not meet the minimum participant registration numbers. Remember... nothing terminates a program faster than waiting until the last minute to register! Avoid disappointment and register promptly.
Participants' Responsibility
We ask all participants to respect the staff, volunteers, coaches, other participants, age requirements, and the equipment we use. Additional rules will be announced at each program. If a participant fails to cooperate with the rules, the Director reserves the right to dismiss or suspend a participant in any program without a refund of fees.
Townsend Recreation Commission is not a day care, after-school education program or babysitting service. Please read and understand the policies. If they are unclear to you, please ask questions.
All participants must pre-register for ALL programs. The Recreation Supervisor on duty is solely responsible for the activity that is taking place. Children should not be left unattended in the building or at the fields at any time. Please be on time dropping off and picking up children from their programs. Failure to do so will result in additional cost of $1.00 per minute or suspension from programming, unless otherwise noted.
Code of Conduct:

The benefits of Recreation are endless - promoting health, building strong families, and creating a sense of community. To insure the quality of programs and public safety, all program participants, parents, spectators, instructors, and volunteers must abide by this Code of Conduct:

  • All persons shall act with respect towards others.
  • Comply with requests from officials, staff and program facilitators/instructors. Comply with any rules of the program, event or class and the rules of the facility where the program, event or class is being instructed.
  • Act with character and courtesy while respecting the rights, welfare and dignity of all others. Refrain from any lewd, obscene or indecent conduct or expression, including profanity, harassment, discrimination, threats, intimidation or offensive remarks.
  • Adhere to the rules & policies set by Recreation.
  • Act in a safe, responsible manner regarding themselves and others. Refrain from any action, which in the judgment of any staff, instructor or facilitator, constitutes an attempt to inflict, or the actual infliction of, or injury to other participants and/or staff.
  • Selling, possessing, use or appearance of being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol is prohibited.
  • Selling, possessing or use of dangerous or unauthorized materials such as firearms, weapons, or other similar items is prohibited.

   *Participants engaging in inappropriate behavior or violating Recreation policies within a Recreational event/class/program may be subject to have their privileges of participation revoked and may be subject to further disciplinary action, including but not limited to immediate removal.

Registrations will be accepted until 1 week prior to the start date or until date specified on registration promotions. In some cases, registration will be accepted up till the start of the program. Contact the Recreation Director, Emy Hoff via email : for a registration form or print the "General Registration Form" from this site. We accept mail in registration by printing off a copy of our registration form, and sending a check with the registrant’s information to Townsend Recreation, C/O Emy Hoff, 272 Main Street, Townsend, Ma. 01469.  
Non-Residents can register for programs. An additional fee may be applicable. You must fill out a registration form during the registration times in order to be placed on a waiting list. Program fee plus an additional non-resident fee(when applicable) will be collected prior to the start of the program should space allow.
Payment is due at the time of registration, check or money order made payable to Townsend Recreation Commission. A fee of $35.00 will be charged for any check returned for insufficient funds. No new registration of programming will be allowed until the $35.00 fee is paid.
Age Requirements
Participants must be of noted age or grade by the first day of the program in which they are enrolled. 
Course Confirmation
No confirmations are sent out!!!!! Please understand that it is the registrant’s responsibility to know the date, time, and location of any program. A participant is registered only when payment is received, unless the department notifies you otherwise. We will only notify you if there are any problems or changes.
All programs are refundable within 7 days before the program starts, unless the Recreation Commission cancels a program, or you have mailed in a registration and no openings exist. You may request to withdraw from a program in sufficient time (7 days prior), pending that a replacement can be found and the Recreation Commission has incurred no costs. Excludes  The Reckids Program and  The Summer Rec Program, please see Handbooks for Refund Policies.
Photo Policy
Photographs and videos may be taken during some of Townsend Recreation Programs. These photographs and names may be used in future brochures, slide programs, bulletin board displays, newsletters and local newspapers, cable, and satellite providers and Townsend Recreation Social Media outlets. If you don't want to have you and or your child photographed and name published, please let us know ahead of time. Pictures are a nice way to show others what the programs look like.
Personal Belongings
Please DO NOT bring any valuables, toys, or games to our programs. The Recreation Commission is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. To be safe, leave articles or valuables at home unless necessary for the program. We do not maintain a lost and found for items left at fields and facilities were programs are held.
 Dress Code: All shirts/dresses must have a sleeve (defined as fabric covering the shoulder at a minimum of 1.5 inches) and cover the back & midriff . 
NO: "Booty" shorts, Hats, Tank tops/ Camis or Muscle tanks (oversized arm holes), Pants hanging off rear end, Mini skirts 
You will not be allowed into the dance if you are wearing these items or not appropriately covered. 
You will be asked to leave if you change into these items once you get inside 
 Entrance into Dance: Participants are required to show Student ID/ Schedule, from current year, at the door. 

 Outside Food/ Drink is not allowed

Non Profit Use of The Rec Center: Cost is $25 per hr, Meetings only, “schedule per availability” (add to all rentals) Additional fee may be assessed cleaning and/or property damage.

Public Use at the Rec Center: Cost is $25 per hr, 2 hr minimum. A $200 property deposit is required. Deposit will be held until next business day after the event for site inspection of cleanliness and property damage. All (original payment) or portion (refund check) of deposit will be returned/ mailed to Renter dependant on building condition within 5-10 business days.

Contact Emy Hoff at for availability

Additional Information
Checks should be made out to: Townsend Recreation - please include your phone number on the check

Please send payments for any of the above to
Townsend Recreation
Emy Hoff
272 Main St
Townsend MA 01469